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Commentary :: International
Who does America belong to? Conclusions
16 Jun 2005
This is a contuation of Who does America belong to? Part one
GOD BLESS AMERICA!




Comment #210: researcher said on 6/16/05 @ 4:36am ET...

Deuteronomy 27:24

24 "Cursed is the man who kills his neighbor secretly."
Then all the people shall say, "Amen!"




Comment #211: researcher said on 6/16/05 @ 4:47am ET...

Deuteronomy 27:24

24 "Cursed is the man who kills his neighbor secretly."
Then all the people shall say, "Amen!"

Are you JESUITS listening?

Thursday, June 16, 2005
Date Posted:
4/5/2000

Seal of the Society of Jesus

Contents

Irish Brigade In Italy
Pope's Irish Brigade
Why Pope Benedict XVI?
Where Rome Is Wrong 3
Where Rome Is Wrong 2
Where Rome Is Wrong 1
Athanasius ... Genius?
1st Pillar of Popery 5
1st Pillar of Popery 4
1st Pillar of Popery 3
1st Pillar of Popery 2
1st Pillar of Popery 1
Mandatory Celibacy
The Demon of Celibacy
What is the Individual
Infallibility of Pope
The Jesuits
Cult of Mary - 2
Cult of Mary - 1
Advance of Romanism: 2
Advance of Romanism: 1
Confess: Modern Sodom
The Perils of Popery
Purgatory Pickpocket
An Exposure of Popery
Popish Miracles
Punishment Of Heretics
The Eucharist, Or Mass
Doctrine Of Oaths
Who Intercedes? - 6
Who Intercedes? - 5
Who Intercedes? - 4
Who Intercedes? - 3
Who Intercedes? - 2
Who Intercedes?
Monasteries + Convents
Holy Orders
Rome's Rejection
Virgin Worship
The Jesuits
Saints And Angels
Duties Of Protestants
Condition / Prospects
The Inquisition
Popish Confirmation
Popish Baptism
Rome's Literary Policy
Justification
Clerical Celibacy
Indulgences
Image Worship
Extreme Unction
Catholic Unity
Communion In One Kind
Merit of Good Works
Auricular Confession
The Rule of Faith
Papal Infallibility
Luther Speak
Ten Commandments
Jesuit Oath Exposed
Imagery - II
Imagery - I
Antichrist to Light
Saint Worship
Scarlet Woman
Indulgences - Tetzel
Christ and Pope
Relics of Rome
Refuge of Lies
Papal Infallibility
Rome's Immorality
Infallibility
Rome Unchanging
True Papal Church
The Mass


The Jesuit Oath Exposed

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"Go ye, then, into all the world and take possession of all lands in the name of the Pope. He who will not accept him as the Vicar of Jesus and his Vice-Regent on earth, let him be accursed and exterminated."
Professor Arthur Noble

[The following is the text of the Jesuit Extreme Oath of Induction as recorded in the Journals of the 62nd Congress, 3rd Session, of the United States Congressional Record (House Calendar No. 397, Report No. 1523, 15 February, 1913, pp. 3215-3216), from which it was subsequently torn out. The Oath is also quoted by Charles Didier in his book Subterranean Rome (New York, 1843), translated from the French original. Dr. Alberto Rivera, who escaped from the Jesuit Order in 1967, confirms that the induction ceremony and the text of the Jesuit Oath which he took were identical to what we have cited below. – A. N.]

When a Jesuit of the minor rank is to be elevated to command, he is conducted into the Chapel of the Convent of the Order, where there are only three others present, the principal or Superior standing in front of the altar. On either side stands a monk, one of whom holds a banner of yellow and white, which are the Papal colours, and the other a black banner with a dagger and red cross above a skull and crossbones, with the word INRI, and below them the words IUSTUM NECAR REGES IMPIUS. The meaning of which is: It is just to exterminate or annihilate impious or heretical Kings, Governments, or Rulers.

Upon the floor is a red cross at which the postulant or candidate kneels. The Superior hands him a small black crucifix, which he takes in his left hand and presses to his heart, and the Superior at the same time presents to him a dagger, which he grasps by the blade and holds the point against his heart, the Superior still holding it by the hilt, and thus addresses the postulant:

(The Superior speaks:)

My son, heretofore you have been taught to act the dissembler: among Roman Catholics to be a Roman Catholic, and to be a spy even among your own brethren; to believe no man, to trust no man. Among the Reformers, to be a Reformer; among the Huguenots, to be a Huguenot; among the Calvinists, to be a Calvinist; among other Protestants, generally to be a Protestant; and obtaining their confidence, to seek even to preach from their pulpits, and to denounce with all the vehemence in your nature our Holy Religion and the Pope; and even to descend so low as to become a Jew among Jews, that you might be enabled to gather together all information for the benefit of your Order as a faithful soldier of the Pope. You have been taught to plant insidiously the seeds of jealousy and hatred between communities, provinces, states that were at peace, and to incite them to deeds of blood, involving them in war with each other, and to create revolutions and civil wars in countries that were independent and prosperous, cultivating the arts and the sciences and enjoying the blessings of peace; to take sides with the combatants and to act secretly with your brother Jesuit, who might be engaged on the other side, but openly opposed to that with which you might be connected, only that the Church might be the gainer in the end, in the conditions fixed in the treaties for peace and that the end justifies the means. You have been taught your duty as a spy, to gather all statistics, facts and information in your power from every source; to ingratiate yourself into the confidence of the family circle of Protestants and heretics of every class and character, as well as that of the merchant, the banker, the lawyer, among the schools and universities, in parliaments and legislatures, and the judiciaries and councils of state, and to be all things to all men, for the Pope's sake, whose servants we are unto death. You have received all your instructions heretofore as a novice, a neophyte, and have served as co-adjurer, confessor and priest, but you have not yet been invested with all that is necessary to command in the Army of Loyola in the service of the Pope. You must serve the proper time as the instrument and executioner as directed by your superiors; for none can command here who has not consecrated his labours with the blood of the heretic; for "without the shedding of blood no man can be saved". Therefore, to fit yourself for your work and make your own salvation sure, you will, in addition to your former oath of obedience to your order and allegiance to the Pope, repeat after me:

(Text of the Oath:)

I_ , now in the presence of Almighty God, the blessed Virgin Mary, the blessed St. John the Baptist, the Holy Apostles, St. Peter and St. Paul, and all the saints, sacred host of Heaven, and to you, my Ghostly Father, the superior general of the Society of Jesus, founded by St. Ignatius Loyola, in the pontification of Paul the Third, and continued to the present, do by the womb of the Virgin, the matrix of God, and the rod of Jesus Christ, declare and swear that His Holiness, the Pope, is Christ's Vice-Regent and is the true and only head of the Catholic or Universal Church throughout the earth; and that by the virtue of the keys of binding and loosing given to His Holiness by my Saviour, Jesus Christ, he hath power to depose heretical Kings, Princes, States, Commonwealths, and Governments, and they may be safely destroyed. Therefore to the utmost of my power I will defend this doctrine and His Holiness's right and custom against all usurpers of the heretical or Protestant authority whatever, especially the Lutheran Church of Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway, and the now pretended authority and Churches of England and Scotland, and the branches of same now established in Ireland and on the continent of America and elsewhere and all adherents in regard that they may be usurped and heretical, opposing the sacred Mother Church of Rome. I do now denounce and disown any allegiance as due to any heretical king, prince or State, named Protestant or Liberal, or obedience to any of their laws, magistrates or officers. I do further declare the doctrine of the Churches of England and Scotland of the Calvinists, Huguenots, and others of the name of Protestants or Masons to be damnable, and they themselves to be damned who will not forsake the same. I do further declare that I will help, assist, and advise all or any of His Holiness's agents, in any place where I should be, in Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Ireland or America, or in any other kingdom or territory I shall come to, and do my utmost to extirpate the heretical Protestant or Masonic doctrines and to destroy all their pretended powers, legal or otherwise. I do further promise and declare that, notwithstanding, I am dispensed with to assume any religion heretical for the propagation of the Mother Church's interest; to keep secret and private all her agents' counsels from time to time, as they entrust me, and not to divulge, directly or indirectly, by word, writing or circumstances whatever; but to execute all that should be proposed, given in charge, or discovered unto me by you, my Ghostly Father, or any of this sacred order. I do further promise and declare that I will have no opinion or will of my own or any mental reservation whatever, even as a corpse or cadaver (perinde ac cadaver), but will unhesitatingly obey each and every command that I may receive from my superiors in the militia of the Pope and of Jesus Christ. That I will go to any part of the world whithersoever I may be sent, to the frozen regions north, jungles of India, to the centres of civilisation of Europe, or to the wild haunts of the barbarous savages of America without murmuring or repining, and will be submissive in all things, whatsoever is communicated to me. I do further promise and declare that I will, when opportunity presents, make and wage relentless war, secretly and openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Masons, as I am directed to do, to extirpate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex nor condition, and that will hang, burn, waste, boil, flay, strangle, and bury alive these infamous heretics; rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women, and crush their infants' heads against the walls in order to annihilate their execrable race. That when the same cannot be done openly I will secretly use the poisonous cup, the strangulation cord, the steel of the poniard, or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honour, rank, dignity or authority of the persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any agents of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Father of the Society of Jesus. In confirmation of which I hereby dedicate my life, soul, and all corporal powers, and with the dagger which I now receive I will subscribe my name written in my blood in testimony thereof; and should I prove false, or weaken in my determination, may my brethren and fellow soldiers of the militia of the Pope cut off my hands and feet and my throat from ear to ear, my belly be opened and sulphur burned therein with all the punishment that can be inflicted upon me on earth, and my soul shall be tortured by demons in eternal hell forever. That I will in voting always vote for a Knight of Columbus in preference to a Protestant, especially a Mason, and that I will leave my party so to do; that if two Catholics are on the ticket I will satisfy myself which is the better supporter of Mother Church and vote accordingly. That I will not deal with or employ a Protestant if in my power to deal with or employ a Catholic. That I will place Catholic girls in Protestant families that a weekly report may be made of the inner movements of the heretics. That I will provide myself with arms and ammunition that I may be in readiness when the word is passed, or I am commanded to defend the Church either as an individual or with the militia of the Pope. All of which I,_, do swear by the blessed Trinity and blessed sacrament which I am now to receive to perform and on part to keep this my oath. In testimony hereof, I take this most holy and blessed sacrament of the Eucharist and witness the same further with my name written with the point of this dagger dipped in my own blood and seal in the face of this holy sacrament.

(He receives the wafer from the Superior and writes his name with the point of his dagger dipped in his own blood taken from over his heart.)

(Superior speaks:)

You will now rise to your feet and I will instruct you in the Catechism necessary to make yourself known to any member of the Society of Jesus belonging to this rank. In the first place, you, as a Brother Jesuit, will with another mutually make the ordinary sign of the cross as any ordinary Roman Catholic would; then one crosses his wrists, the palms of his hands open, and the other in answer crosses his feet, one above the other; the first points with forefinger of the right hand to the centre of the palm of the left, the other with the forefinger of the left hand points to the centre of the palm of the right; the first then with his right hand makes a circle around his head, touching it; the other then with the forefinger of his left hand touches the left side of his body just below his heart; the first then with his right hand draws it across the throat of the other, and the latter then with a dagger down the stomach and abdomen of the first. The first then says Iustum; and the other answers Necar; the first Reges; the other answers Impious. The first will then present a small piece of paper folded in a peculiar manner, four times, which the other will cut longitudinally and on opening the name Jesu will be found written upon the head and arms of a cross three times. You will then give and receive with him the following questions and answers:

From whither do you come? Answer: The Holy faith.

Whom do you serve? Answer: The Holy Father at Rome, the Pope, and the Roman Catholic Church Universal throughout the world.

Who commands you? Answer: The Successor of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus or the Soldiers of Jesus Christ.

Who received you? Answer: A venerable man in white hair.

How? Answer: With a naked dagger, I kneeling upon the cross beneath the banners of the Pope and of our sacred order.

Did you take an oath? Answer: I did, to destroy heretics and their governments and rulers, and to spare neither age, nor sex, nor condition; to be as a corpse without any opinion or will of my own, but to implicitly obey my Superiors in all things without hesitation or murmuring.

Will you do that? Answer: I will.

How do you travel? Answer: In the bark of Peter the fisherman.

Whither do you travel? Answer: To the four quarters of the globe.

For what purpose? Answer: To obey the orders of my General and Superiors and execute the will of the Pope and faithfully fulfil the conditions of my oaths.

Go ye, then, into all the world and take possession of all lands in the name of the Pope. He who will not accept him as the Vicar of Jesus and his Vice-Regent on earth, let him be accursed and exterminated.

[Note: The following books on (or particularly relevant to) the Jesuits are held by the EIPS Library:

Anon.: The Female Jesuit. London, 1851

Anon.: The Mystery of Jesuitism. London, 1658

Anon.: The Secret Instructions of the Jesuits. London, 1824

Anon.: The Secret Instructions of the Jesuits. London, 1824

Barrett, E.B.: The Jesuit Enigma. London, 1929

Barthel, M: The Jesuits. New York, 1984

Bert, M.P.: Gury's Doctrines of the Jesuits. London, 1947

Blakeney, R.P.: Alphonsus Liguori. London, 1852

Brodrick, J., S.J.: The Origin of the Jesuits. New York, 1960

Bungener, L.L.F.: The Jesuits in France or The Priest and the Huguenot. London, 1859

Coape, H.C.: In a Jesuit Net. London, no date

Dalton, E.: The Jesuits. London, 1843

De Courson, R.: Concerning Jesuits. London, 1902

Gallahue, J.: The Jesuit. New York, 1973

Goodier, A.: The Jesuits. London, 1929

Griesinger, T.: History of the Jesuits. London, 1903

Groves, H.C.: The Doctrines and Practices of the Jesuits. London, 1889

Hanna, S.: Jesuitism: or Catholic Action. Belfast, 1938

Hastings, M.: Jesuit Child. Newton Abbot, 1972

Hillerbrand, H.: The Reformation. A Narrative History related by Contemporary Observers and Participants. Ann Arbor, 1989

Lathbury, T.: The State of Popery and Jesuitism in England. London, 1838

Lehmann, L.H.: The Secret of Catholic Power. New York, no date

Liguori, A.M.: The Council of Trent. Dublin, 1846

MacPherson, H.: The Jesuits in History. London, 1914

Martin, M.: The Jesuits. New York, 1987

Nicolini, G.B.: History of the Jesuits. London, 1854

Paisley, I.R.K.: The Jesuits. Belfast, no date

Paris, E.: The Secret History of the Jesuits. London, 1975

Ridley, F.A.: The Jesuits: A Study in Counter-Revolution. London, 1938

Roberts, Archbishop, S.J.: Black Popes. London, 1954

Robertson, A.: The Roman Catholic Church in Italy. London, 1903

Seebohm, F.: The Epoch of the Protestant Reformation. London, 1877

Seymour, M.H.: Mornings among the Jesuits at Rome. London, 1850

Steinmetz, A.: History of the Jesuits. London, 1848 (3 Vols.)

Walsh, W.: The Jesuits in Great Britain. New York, 1903

Wild, J.: Canada and the Jesuits. Toronto, 1889

Wylie, J.A.: Jesuitism: Its Rise, Progress and Insidious Workings. London, no date

Ybarra, T.R. (translator): The Kaiser's Memoirs, by Wilhelm II. New York, 1922]




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Comment #212: researcher said on 6/16/05 @ 4:50am ET...

THis is from the JESUIT OATH:

I do further promise and declare that I will, when opportunity presents, make and wage relentless war, secretly and openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Masons, as I am directed to do, to extirpate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex nor condition, and that will hang, burn, waste, boil, flay, strangle, and bury alive these infamous heretics; rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women, and crush their infants' heads against the walls in order to annihilate their execrable race. That when the same cannot be done openly I will secretly use the poisonous cup, the strangulation cord, the steel of the poniard, or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honour, rank, dignity or authority of the persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any agents of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Father of the Society of Jesus. In confirmation of which I hereby dedicate my life, soul, and all corporal powers, and with the dagger which I now receive I will subscribe my name written in my blood in testimony thereof; and should I prove false, or weaken in my determination, may my brethren and fellow soldiers of the militia of the Pope cut off my hands and feet and my throat from




Comment #213: researcher said on 6/16/05 @ 5:12am ET...

I thought I lived in the USA, not a Jesuit Province. Did you know you live in a JESUIT PROVINCE, with plans for governance?
> Strategic Directions (First Draft)


JESUIT CONFERENCE BOARD STRATEGIC DISCERNMENT
STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS
FOR
THE UNITED STATES ASSISTANCY
THROUGH 2012
FIRST DRAFT
MARCH 14, 2005

N.B.:

This document is a work-in-progress. It represents the current best judgment of the Jesuit Conference Board concerning directions toward which the Society of Jesus in the United States ought to be moving through 2012. The directions outlined here will require significant development, refinement and testing before the document takes final form. The Conference Board invites Jesuits and apostolic partners to help further its discernment and the development of this document by engaging in reflection upon, conversation about and response to the strategic directions proposed here.

Context and Mission of Strategic Discernment

Jesuits are called to be servants of Christ’s mission.

The service of U.S. Jesuits takes place in a context that is shaped by important demographic, cultural, social and religious issues in the United States, the needs of the local and universal Church, and the human, material and spiritual resources available to the United States Assistancy.

In this context and in ways that explicitly respond to this context, U.S. Jesuits serve Christ’s mission through the service of faith that promotes justice, evangelizes culture and fosters inter-religious dialogue (GC 34, Decrees 2 – 5). They do so through existing ministries, creative new ministries and by attending to their responsibility for the international mission of the whole Society.

Called to read and respond to the signs of the times, Jesuits in the United States engage in an ongoing process of learning, discerning and responding, employing resources found not only within the Society, but those of their partners in ministry and of other organizations of good will, both religious and secular.

_

As the Society of Jesus in the United States surveys its current context and strives to read the signs of the times and the call of the Spirit as it moves forward in the service of Christ’s mission, a set of issues emerge that shape the learning, discernment and response of the Assistancy: In asking the questions “What are the apostolic needs of the people of God in this time and this context, and how is the Society of Jesus in the United States called to respond?” the Assistancy is challenged to:

1) Develop and employ effective ways of learning about and assessing the needs of the Church and civil society;

2) Articulate a projection of the Society of Jesus in the United States, its resources and personnel through the next decade;

3) Assess honestly current ministerial commitments and develop a realistic and specific plan for future involvement of Jesuits in those ministries;

4) Set priorities for new ministerial directions and apostolic works based on the needs of the Church and social realities;

5) Develop means to build and sustain capacity for effective apostolic collaboration with lay colleagues;

6) Organize governance structures that match our reality, support cura personalis and strengthen coordinated national cura apostolica;

7) Foster local communities that are closely aligned with and support the articulated mission, and that serve as apostolic vehicles for our ministries;

8) Support sharing of our resources with the Society throughout the world, especially in the education of future leaders for developing provinces.

The mission of the Society of Jesus in the United States is done:

through ministries;

by Jesuits;

in partnership with others;

under governance structures that support and promote the mission

Engaging the challenges set forth above helps to set new strategic directions in each of these four areas.

Ministries

Vision for 2012

Ministries in which Jesuits engage are grounded in the one mission of the Society of Jesus and in criteria clearly established in recent General Congregations. Among others, these include education, pastoral ministries, social ministries, the ministry of the Spiritual Exercises, and communications. The focus of these ministries is the service of faith through the promotion of justice, the evangelization of cultures and the fostering of inter- religious dialogue in the context of and in response to social and cultural realities and the needs of the Church in the United States. Ministries are distinguished by significant synergy among them, an expanding cadre of partners, and a growing visibility and influence in the culture. In developing this vision for our strategic discernment, we look especially to Part VII of the Constitutions; Decree 2 of The Thirty-Fourth General Congregation; and Guidelines for the Relationship Between the Superior and the Director of the Work (1998).

Strategic Directions

By 2012, the Society of Jesus will have taken the necessary steps to ensure that:

1) There are national criteria for setting priorities for engagement in ministries, both existing and new.

2) There is a national structure for each apostolic sector to support common vision and personnel development in areas such as leadership, governance and decision-making. (see Partnership)

3) Works are strongly networked and interdependent.

4) There is increasing collaboration with partners, and there are deliberate efforts to expand the circle of partners (See Partnership).

5) The Society of Jesus is connected to the ministries via a variety of forms of relationship which are clearly articulated and agreed upon.

6) Ministries creatively and strategically communicate and promote the mission of the Society of Jesus and its values to the society and culture at large.

Jesuit Life

Vision for 2012

Jesuits live and learn in ways that form and sustain them for service of the mission of the universal body of the Society, for which apostolic availability is a foundation. Their lifestyle gives public witness to a religious vocation that is fundamentally apostolic and that continually seeks the greater honor and glory of God through availability for mission. In developing this vision, we look especially to The General Examen; The Formation of Jesuits from the Letters of Fr. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J (2003); Fr. Kolvenbach’s Letter on Community Life; Fr. Fred Kammer’s Letter on Community Life; and Decree 4 of the Thirty- Fourth General Congregation.

Strategic Directions

By 2012, the Society of Jesus will have taken the necessary steps to ensure that:

1) Vocation promotion is coordinated nationally

2) Jesuit formation is coordinated nationally and in ways that honor and develop the distinctive vocation to vowed religious life.

3) Jesuit formation and life include explicit international dimensions that prepare and sustain Jesuits in serving international needs.

4) Apostolic community life is guided by national criteria that are regionally developed and adapted, locally accountable, and for which provincials assume co-responsibility.

5) The ongoing formation of Jesuits, that includes collaborative experiences with lay and other religious partners, is guided by national criteria that are regionally developed and adapted, and locally accountable. (see Partnership)

6) The engagement of aging Jesuits in ministry and the care for their needs are guided by national criteria that are regionally developed and adapted, and locally accountable.

Partnership

Vision for 2012

Jesuits are engaged in a sustainable and intentional commitment to lay apostolic partnership that recognizes the distinctiveness of lay and Jesuit vocations. Jesuits are formed for this partnership and they are accountable for sustaining and promoting it. In developing this vision, we look especially to Decree 33 from the Thirty-First General Congregation; Decrees 13 and 26 from the Thirty-Fourth General Congregation; and Fr. General’s Omaha address at Creighton University “Cooperating with Each Other in Mission.”

Strategic Directions

By 2012, the Society of Jesus will have taken the necessary steps to ensure that:

1) There is a strategy for nationally coordinated formation for apostolic partners, grounded in the Spiritual Exercises that has national standards, specific outcomes and accountability (see Ministries & Jesuit Life). Recognizing that there is a continuum of partnering relationships, the strategy:

a. Involves a common commitment to identify and invite key potential lay partners and Jesuits to participate in formation opportunities;

b. Is nationally coordinated, regionally developed and locally implemented;

c. Includes opportunities for formal study, mentoring, spiritual direction and the Exercises, preparation for life/ministry transitions, immersion experiences; catechesis; and attaining qualifications for specific ministries that are nationally recognized and transferable;

d. Is especially attentive to leadership and trusteeship formation;

e. Receives appropriate and consistent funding.

2) The national structures for apostolic sectors involve Jesuits and partners at all levels. (See Ministries)

Governance

Vision for 2012

The structures of governance emerge from apostolic need, and these structures further the mission by supporting ministries, Jesuit life and partnerships. Because of this, the vision for governance will be further determined and articulated as the vision and strategies for ministries, Jesuit life, and partnership are developed. We will also look especially to the Complementary Norms and The Guidelines for Provincials (2003).

Strategic Directions

By 2012, the Society of Jesus will have taken the necessary steps to ensure that:

1) No province exists in the form that it existed in 2005; specific criteria for province size and geographical delineation have been developed and implemented.

2) Provincials have adopted appropriate structures for collaboration with one another: to support and direct the implementation of national strategies; to share human and other resources to address needs in support of the mission; and to respond to international responsibilities.

3) The moderator’s role has been strengthened to support the moderator’s leadership of national strategies implementation and greater co-responsibility for the mission of the Society among the members of the Jesuit Conference board.

4) Financial resources are coordinated nationally.

5) Local superiors receive sufficient training and support for their role, and promote the implementation of national strategies on the local level.

6) The Jesuit Conference board engages in ongoing national strategic discernment.




Comment #214: researcher said on 6/16/05 @ 5:16am ET...

Did you know they have a timetable?
Supporting our Work > Process Timetable
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Documents > Process Timetable


Future Strategies
Strategic Discernment Process
Envisioning the Future and Making it Happen
or
Skating to Where We Think the Puck Will Be
Prerequisites and Essential Grounding

1) Rationale for Strategic Initiatives (Jesuit Conference Board)
2) Statement of Strategic Discernment Mandates (Jesuit Conference Board)
3) Statement of Strategic Outcomes (Jesuit Conference Board)
4) Statement of the Mission of Society the Jesuits of the United States (Jesuit Conference Board)
5) Defined Time Horizon: 2012
6) Broad Based Ownership
a) Commitment to Dialogue
b) Commitment to Discernment
c) Commitment to Decision
d) Commitment to Deployment
Phases of Planning

1) Preparing the Process: devoted to designing the process and fulfilling prerequisites. Completed by February 15, 2005
2) Design and Development: period of strategic discernment that results in the creation of a plan ready for deployment; it also involves building understanding, commitment and broad-based ownership. Completed by October 13, 2005
3) Deployment: period of staged implementation that includes testing, validation and redirection/adjustment. Completed by April, 2007
4) Delivery of Results: full implementation is in place, operative and honored. Completed by July 31, 2007 and continuing through 2012.

Phase One: Preparing the Process

Prepare and Approve Planning Process and Grounding Materials: October 14, 2004

Develop and Commit to Communication Plan: October 14, 2004

Identify Current State, Postulate Future State and Propose Critical Questions (Assistancy Strategies Commission) December 2004

Jesuit Conference Board Responds to ASC Report and Gives Specific Planning Direction: February 15, 2005
Phase Two: Design and Development

Initiation of National Conversation. Planning Directions and Critical Questions Addressed in Forums Most Appropriate to Each Question. Ordinary Structures and Processes of the Society are Utilized as Much as Possible: February - April 2005

A.S.C. Develops First Draft of Strategies in Response to Requests from Provincials and National Conversation: April 28 - May 1, 2005

Continued National Conversation: Refinement and Vetting of Strategies: May – September 2005

Jesuit Conference Deliberation and Decisions on Proposed Strategies: October 13. 2005
Phase Three: Deployment

Mobilization
Leadership Meetings

National Virtual Meeting

Local Meetings/Dialogues

Printed and Electronic Communications
Phased and Tested Implementation

Jesuit Conference Board Decision Points: October, 2006; May, 2007
Phase Four: Delivery of Results

Monitor Progress Against Goals and Mission; Effective Organization

Reinforce Strategic “Way of Proceeding,” and Acknowledge Contributions & Successes, and Embrace Future: Strategic and Apostolically Available Organization

Document Process and Results for Historical Record




Comment #215: researcher said on 6/16/05 @ 5:23am ET...

Dear Congressman Conyers:
If you read through any of this information on the Jesuits, you will see they are a very militaristic organization, Thanks to Loyala, the Grandfather of the Spanish Inquisition.

They've divided the world into provinces and are working to make their one world government come true.

As revealed to us in Scripure... And Loyala....

Mission Statement of the Jesuits of the United States
As members of the universal body of the Society of Jesus, we, the Jesuits of the United States Assistancy, are servants of Christ’s mission as it is revealed to us in Scripture and embodied through the Church. Our service is animated by the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and explicated by our Constitutions and General Congregations. Sharing our lives with one another in religious communities that are fundamentally apostolic, we are called to authentic solidarity with the poor, radical availability in response to the needs of God’s people, and collaboration with other men and women of good will throughout the world. Our purpose is to serve faith and promote justice in ways that engage, evangelize and transform the cultures in which we serve, and that support dialogue and common purpose among people of disparate traditions. We do this through teaching, pastoral ministry, social ministry and the intellectual apostolate, and strive for flexibility and adaptability in our response to changing apostolic needs. The ten provinces of the United States, working together as the Jesuit Conference, share responsibility for this mission through communal apostolic discernment, coordination of works, national and international perspectives in setting priorities, regional and national formation programs that prepare Jesuits to be apostolically effective and available, and intentional and sustained partnership with our colleagues in ministry. In all of this we seek to be a visible sign of Christ’s saving and transforming power in this time and among the people we are called to serve. (sever)




Comment #216: researcher said on 6/16/05 @ 5:35am ET...

Like Ariel Sharon who said "We the Jewish people control the Americans" the JESUITS say we "take ownership" of America.

Jesuit Conference Board
Strategic Discernment
Four Statements of Agreement
1. We are moving toward developing an assistancy plan that province plans will reference. The purpose is not to tell individual provinces what to do; however, local plans will need to reference the Assistancy plan.
2. While we acknowledge our decreasing numbers, this process is about service to the people of God in the USA and the apostolic energy that we and our partners can bring to it. In the process, we need to look also at how the assistancy will relate to the rest of the world.

3. We take full ownership: as co-provincials, we will give the necessary time and energy to move this process forward.

4. We will set appropriate goals and commit ourselves and our successors to implementing them.




Comment #217: researcher said on 6/16/05 @ 5:55am ET...

Dear Congressman Conyers:
I thought America was owned by Americans. We have been able to separate Chuch and State, and avoid the bloody religious wars of Europe for many years. However with the financial depression the Country became monopolized (via the Federal Reserve: Rocerfellers and others for private gain) by people wanting to control a New World Order, One world government.

This Oilarchy works with the Jesuits since the Vatican was recognized as a foreign country, and of course, there is a vast differnece between the Vatican and the Jesuits. But the Jesuits have always succeeded in killing any Pope who tried to disband their Order.

By aiding and helping the cause of Zionism, they've successfully ignited another war, that between Israel and the Moslems, and through an inside job, dragged America into a war against Moslems. Since they believe their views only, this is part of their strategy. I hate to say it but a Jesuit priest ghost wrote Mein Kampf.

Because so many Nazis were brought over to work in the CIA by Henry Kissenger, they've taught the US military how to torture, and this is killing our standing in the world.

I don't want to see this country ruled by Rockerfeller's UN troops and the New World Order, one World government!

I pray yout actions today will turn the tide.

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